Comparison of exercise and pharmacological stress gated SPECT in detecting transient left ventricular dysfunction


DEMİR H. , Tan Y. Z. , İŞGÖREN S. , Gorur G. , Kozdag G., URAL E. , ...More

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.22, no.5, pp.403-409, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12149-008-0119-2
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-409

Abstract

Objective Transient left ventricular contractile dysfunction (TLVD) is observed owing to post-exercise stunning in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Pharmacological stimulation differs from exercise stress because it does not cause demand ischemia. The aim of this study was to determine whether TLVD could also be seen after pharmacological stress (dipyridamole).